Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the policies and management of the Company

The Board of Directors establishes the strategic, accounting, organiza­tio­nal and financing policies to be followed, and appoints the Executive Committee, to which the Board of Directors has delegated the operational management of the Company. Besides its non-transferable and inalienable duties pursuant to Swiss corporate law, the Board of Directors has retained certain competencies as set forth in the Company’s Internal Regulations and in a detailed tabular Annex thereto, both of which are publicly accessible on the website of Barry Callebaut. As set forth in the company’s Articles of Incorporation, no Member of the Board of Directors may hold more than 15 additional mandates, of which no more than five may be in stock-exchange-listed companies.

As of August 31, 2017, the Board of Directors consisted of nine non-executive members. Each Director is elected by the Shareholders of Barry Callebaut AG at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for a term of office of one year and may be re-elected for successive terms.

The composition of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as of August 31, 2017, is as follows:

 

Name Nationality Function Member since
Patrick De Maeseneire Belgian Chairman 2015
Jakob Baer Swiss Vice Chairman 2010
Fernando Aguirre Mexican/American Director 2013
James L. Donald American Director 2008
Nicolas Jacobs Swiss Director 2012
Wai Ling 'Winnie' Liu Hong Kong Chinese Director 2014
Timothy E. Minges American Director 2013
Andreas Schmid  Swiss Director 1997
Juergen B. Steinemann German Director 2014
Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire (1957) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Barry Callebaut AG in December 2016. He had served as Vice President of the Board since 2015.

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Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer (1944, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2010 and Vice Chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2016.

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Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre (1957, Mexican/American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

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James L. Donald

James L. Donald

James “Jim” L. Donald (1954 American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2008.

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Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs (1982, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2012.

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Wai Ling Winnie Liu

Wai Ling 'Winnie' Liu

Wai Ling “Winnie” LIU (1968, Chinese national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2014.

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Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges (1958, American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

 

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Andreas Schmid

Andreas Schmid

Andreas Schmid (1957, Swiss national) was appointed CEO of Jacobs Holding AG in 1997. In 1999, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO of Barry Callebaut AG.

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Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann (1958, German national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2015.

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